Monday, February 4th, 6:30pm
Doc Watchers Inc. & the African Center for Community Empowerment
Present A Special Fundraiser Screening of Pray the Devil Back To Hell
6:30pm: Reception (For reception and screening Doc Watchers Inc. is requesting that you make a $25 tax-deductible donation)
One hundred and twenty miles from Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city, there is a small village called Goyazu, which is in the midst of repairing itself after more than a decade of war, which nearly destroyed this community. Since the reestablishment of peace in Liberia, formerly displaced villagers have returned and have been working together to rebuild their community from the ground up. Currently, the residents of Goyazu are completing the village’s first school, and starting to build a clinic. As you can imagine, this has been no small undertaking. Goyazu is not as far away as it may seem. This community was founded by the grandfather of a Harlem resident and good friend of Doc Watchers Inc., Kolu Zigbi. And in a few months Kolu and her family will be traveling to Goyazu to assist in the rebuilding efforts.
On Monday, February, February 4th, Doc Watchers Inc. will be hosting a fundraiser screening of Pray the Devil Back To Hell, a film which chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. All of the donations will go directly to supporting the village’s rebuilding project. The evening will begin with a cozy reception at 6:30, during which we will enjoy live West African Kora music, yummy food & drinks. We will also have the opportunity to hear Kolu and her family speak about the village and the project.
7:30: Screening (for screening only $10.00 suggested donation)
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Gini Reticker and Abigail E. Disney, 2008, 72 mins.
Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Thousands of women — ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim — came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they demanded a resolution to the country’s civil war. Their actions were a critical element in bringing about a agreement during the stalled peace talks.
Screening will be followed by a Panel Discussion
Doc Watchers Inc. is requesting that you make a $25 tax-deductible donation and come out and share this experience with us.
I hope that you will join us, but if not, don’t despair, you can still make a tax-deductible donation through PayPal
http:www.acceusa.org or by mailing a check to:
The African Center for Community Empowerment
111-20 Farmers Blvd., Building A, St. Albans, NY 11412.
(Please make checks payable to: African Center for Community Empowerment and write Village Project in the memo line.)